Idk about your kids, but ours LOVE all things Elf on the Shelf! For the last 3 years my husband and I have racked our brains and Pinterest to create fun scenes for the kids to wake up and find. I have compiled some of the biggest hits we’ve had. Here you’ll find our top 10 elf on the shelf ideas kids will love.
Every year when our Elf – Princess Elf – arrives, we setup a note to each kid and a “I’m back” scene. You can tell my K’s face, she wasn’t ready for the constant watching of Santa’s helper.
Our youngest is obsessed with Frozen, especially Elsa. We used our plastic Elf on the Shelf from a game we have & froze it in a cup. Right before the kids woke up, we took the elf out and set it on the counter. We positioned the Elsa Barbie to “Freeze” the elf. Disclaimer, the ice will be melting, so you’ll defiantly want to place a plate or bowl under the elf to catch the water.
Admittedly, not a great photo of this idea, however it is a fun experiment for the kids! Right before the kids make their way downstairs we popped a few dino grow capsules (we picked up at the dollar store) into water and setup. The kids thought this was awesome, and played with the dinos all day.
Another easy & fun Elf on the Shelf scene is a simple Tee Pee to the tree!
For the grand Final of this post of ideas, we have the Elf on the Shelf ZIPLINE! Its very simple to create and the kids had a blast with it!
ELF ON THE SHELF ZIPLINE:
What you’ll need:
- Secure both ends of string, one side being hire than the other
- make a small knot for the candy cane to get stuck on, keeping it in place until its time to ride
- attach elf on shelf to candy cane with tape
- attach string at not dangling with a note that says, “pull me”
We have SEVERAL more ideas for Elf on the shelf, so check back for part 2! If you try any of these ideas, tag me on Instagram!
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